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and voluntary evacuations in parts of the city of laurel. bob barnard is there now. >> reporter: southbound route 1 is now open. the emergency shelter open in the city of laurel is now closed. the evacuation order which was never mandatory has been lifted and the water is receding, all this tall grass behind me just a couple hours ago was underwater including that warning sign back there. wever, it has been a deadly day here. this is what it looks like along a good portion of the patuxent river. >> this river is way beyond normal levels. >> reporter: about 8 feet higher than normal according to wsse officials. wednesday's heavy rains and significant runoff upstream forced the water authority to open the floodgates at both the brighton and duckett dams before dawn this morning to relieve pressure on the tridelphia and rocky gorge reservoirs. the release of all that water caught many downstream off guard including some homeless living along the river in nearby anne arundel county. >> i walked out to 4-foot of water. i've been sitting here freezing all day. >> reporter: a friend of his did n
a historical and cultural city. >> we have delayed our review and been disappointed by the absolute silence of the regime. we also expressed condemnation and surprise at the international silence. the regime is moving into ethnic cleansing. this is not a military target. the regime is destroying a historic and cultural city. >> karachi is quickly becoming one of the most dangerous cities in the world. more than two dozen people have been killed there in sectarian and political attacks over the last year. >> in one of the most dangerous cities of pakistan, this is its most dangerous neighborhood. affectively a city within a city, complete with official security. on the surface these young men look like they are catching up with friends. but this is an intelligence service. they keep up with all movement and if they sensed danger, they reach for their guns. strangers are generally not welcome. even at play, they keep a close eye on things. the neighborhood is run by this man. a tribal leader. much like a landlord, he has on questioned powers. he is angry at his political partners who he says
>>> good morning. breaking news. snow falling in new york city this morning as what's expected to be an historic blizzard just starts to bear down on the northeast. the entire region at a standstill. al is tracking it all from the city that could be hardest hit, boston. >>> a killer still on the loose in california this morning, police going door to door overnight, searching for a fo formfor former l.a. police officer. >>> and hacked. word this morning that someone managed to break into the personal e-mail accounts of members of the bush family, revealing private messages involving both former presidents. and a criminal investigation is under way "today," friday, february 8th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guttihrie. people around here are bracing themselves, snow already starting to fall in new york city. we're seeing a little bit of it in the we
bowl before. since that time, you had the b.p. disaster last year, katrina in 2005. this city is ready to show off how much they improved. >>gretchen: brian, so glad you made it there after the weather we experienced here. you're looking ready to go for the weekend. we'll be back in touch in a moment. we have too bring people up to speed on headlines. a third day of tense hostage situation. this is alabama. that man is still holding a boy in an underground bunker. cops haven't released the name but he's known to stay in the bunker for up to eight days. and he holds anti-american views. cops say the boy is being allowed to take medication and watch tv. >> an alaska airlines flight heading for seattle forced to make an emergency landing after one of the pilots reportedly passed out. the copilot landed the plane safely in portland. the pilot was taken to the hospital. no word on his condition. no one else was hurt. >> wicked weather causing massive pileups in the midwest. this is the scene in detroit. heavy snow and whiteout conditions leading to the wreck. at least three people were kill
weather. a lot of flights being canceled in oklahoma city. wil rogers airport. if you have travel planser that. there's the system. it will give -- travel plans there. there's the system. 50, 60s, coast and bay. a few 60s inland. very quiet. a little bit warmer towards wednesday and then -- we'll kick the temperatures up a notch as we head towards thursday and the from weekend looks good. >> thank you. >>> in washington, d.c., a dispute among lawmakers over records for private gun sales is holding up a bipartisan compromise when it comes to expanding background checks. requiring background checks for vir of live all firearms is a key part to the plan to curb violence. the checks are currently only required for sales at federally- licensed dealers but not for private sales or online. and a candlelight vigil is being held tonight to honor victims of the newtown school shooting campaign. it's being held by the brady campaign. the goal, to prevent gun violence. a bell will be rung 26 times to honor each of the imhaves killed at the -- victims killed at the school in connecticut. the vigil wil
. >>> and still developing, a search for the missing after an explosion levels a popular restaurant in kansas city. >>> and bratsing f ing fobracing storm. already started in california, but soon millions across the country will feel it. >> welcome to "early start". thanks for being with us. >> it is wednesday, february 20th. 5:00 a.m. in the east and happening right now, big developments in the case of oscar pistorius. we could hear any minute whether the track star will be allowed to go free and just in, brand new details about what investigators saw and found at the scene, including two boxes of testosterone and needles, as well as some unlicensed ammunition. the first officer on the scene says he believes a cricket bat was used to break down the bathroom door. also he believes that gunshots were aimed specifically at the toilet, not just randomly into the bathroom door. the officer also also described the wounds that killed his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp. she was hit on the right side of her head, right elbow, and her hip. they are there are also new dramatic details coming to light about wha
in the super dome. in preparation they will battle it out for the lombardi trophy. kickoff at 6:30. >> the city hazlet the good times roll and with the town inundateed by ravens fans never have they rolled quite like this. we begin our team coverage with more. >> super bowl eve in the french quarter and ravens fever is in the air. over at pat o'brien brien's at the river a special party going on for raven's fans only put on by partnership. >> for that to be on the national stage we had to be here to support them. >> it was a whos who of sort everyone was here from diehard ravens fans. >> we have been walking around all day. everyone is a ravens fan. everyone is. people are excited and people keep giving you free beads. it's awesome. >> food, the atmosphere, all of the ravens fans it's really exciting to be here. >> to the president of the ravens himself who shared with us his uh-huh moment for the team. >> it was thursday the fans really arrived. we came into the hotel. we are in a secluded part of the hotel. there must have been several00 yelling and cheering. we knew we were at the super bowl
and the first lady. hadiya pendleton was shot and killed while trying to escape gun fire in a chicago city park several blocks north of the obama family home in the win wood neighborhood. i will go to ted rowlands who is in chicago. i know there's going to be a press conference, you will have a number of officials on this. this is disturbing all around. it's not the first time. chicago has a terrible problem with violence, with gang violence. you have the first lady weighing in at the funeral on saturday. what are they going to do? >> reporter: well, that's a great question, suzanne. and there is in the wake of hadiya pendleton's death, there's a sense of urgency here. as you mentioned, this is not the first time a youngster has been killed in the cross fire with the gang violence on the streets of chicago. but this young woman has really struck a nerve. this was a young 15-year-old girl, who was doing all of the right things. she was a good student going to a great school here in chicago. her parents, great parents, who have encouraged her and her brother to do well in school. she was in the b
already. we're seeing a wintry mix here in new york city as we take a live look at our plaza. in a few hours, it's going to turn to all snow. the winds will be howling, travel nearly impossible. we're covering the storm from all angles this morning. let's start with al roker, he is in boston. that is the city, boston, expecting to get slammed, al? >> absolutely, matt. they've closed the schools today. amtrak canceling trains after the 1:00 train between new york and boston. the airports as we said closed. not closed but no flights. flights have been canceled. this is going to be the case up and down the northeast coast. here's what we've got. we've got two systems, a clipper coming across the great lakes, low pressure making its way up the east coast. and you can see the moisture from that system along the coast, the cold air being dragged in from the clipper. they will combine eventually later this morning into this afternoon. as we see the clipper transfer its energy over to the east coast system, that will draw in the cold air behind it, bringing up the moisture from the atlantic an
're going to start with pictures of oklahoma city. that western snowfall coming in overnight. all your twitter pictures yesterday, showing a lot of slowdown everywhere. 2.3 inches in okc proper. west of the city, about five inches of snow. that was a big deal. today, 53 degrees. we're going to get rid of it in oklahoma city. dallas, 58 degrees. pick your spot on the west coast. if it was almost 70 in l.a., where would you hang out? i think manhattan beach. just a quick, little -- >> el torasco. >> and the low, moving into the northwest. we have a good hit of snow coming tonight. and it is drive time home, folks. listen to me here. drive home home, from philadelphia to new york city, that snow and ice, by 5:00, goes all the way until about 2:00 in the morning with whatever mix there is. and then, that low hour drive time home will be bit on the west side. 36 degrees with mostly cloudy the wind chill at 30 come andain will >> stormy, stormy, south georgia, north florida. all that weather was brought to you by party city. >> party city. >> party city. one of my favorite places. >> i'll be
in pakistan. cities including carache were affected. it -- they were put on high alert during the black out. there have been more strikes and protests in bangladesh. >> it's a protest against a protest. they have the nainlwide strike -- main streak strikes. they are leading a campaign in favor of capital punishment. [speaking foreign language] this is a strike for all the muslims in the world. but i can guarantee they're not against the muslims. try religious protests. at least four people were killed. a protest led by the blog verse been held for nearly three weeks. they do want their freedom. the tro zestors was set up as a secular state. >> i believe the celebration warrant it. i believe that the people who killed millions of people during 1975 has to be tried. i believe in the party -- and all of its other forces >> she said government condone inside. no problem ganda. the problem lipe lines in the fact that most of those acused of war crimes are associated with lely jouse party. sbr the government is drib ratly targeting the opposition. >> a new conservative president's next month. 57%
an interim leader. this afternoon students from city college of san francisco will hold a press conference. they plan to discuss whether their demands after last years sit in was met after spending a night in the schools administrative five of the students met with the schools interim chancellors. students demands include reversing cuts to classes and staff and holding town hall style meetings with students. >>> we are tracking over night news in roanoke park where a fire burned a vacant home. it's video you will see only on ktvu channel 2. they believe the fire started in a garage around 11:30 last night and spread to the home. you can see the huge flame there is. a lot of fire trucks as well. no one was hurt. investigators are look into the cause of the fire. eight families are out of their homes after a five story apartment building caught fire in san francisco. it happened just before noon yesterday on golden gate in the tenderloin neighborhood. photos from a ktvu viewer shows smoke coming out of the building. two police officers in the area saw the smoke and helped residents gets out
of the city hall from 10:00 this morning to 2:00. people can turn in guns anonymously with no questions asked. anyone getting a handgun could get $100, a rifle, $200, and if you turn in an assault weapon, $300. a police sergeant might have a date with destiny when he hopped on bart with bride-to- be. their married plans were nearly derailed when duty called. >> reporter: san jose police sergeant is more lover than fighter. sometimes he is both. >> just a regular guy happy to have a job and happy to have such a gorgeous partner. >> reporter: frederick and his fiance recently took bart to get their marriage license in san francisco. they paid $75 for a non- refundable appointment at city hall. witnesses say this woman jennifer davis grabbed another passenger's purse. in the back of the train she was quickly surrounded by an angry mob. the suspect threw kicks and punches. someone tried to zap her with a taser on a day that was suppose to be about love, she whispered to her partner of ten years, don't get involved. >> and then he just disappeared like
in new york city. our high temperatures today will be in the upper 40s to about 50 so just a little cooler than jed. but with lots of sunshine expected and less wind than yesterday so it should feel more comfortable. there is a live look at your satellite-radar. a few clouds to the south and west an out to the west. generally sunny conditions expected today. we are not expecting a whole lot of anything today as high pressure gets us nice and dry. we will see the storminess that we talked about out to the west get in here tomorrow and generally bring us rain by tomorrow affect. 48 your daytime high in washington. 46 in gaithersburg. 46 in manassas. lots of sunshine. nice and quiet for your get back to work day. >> let's just ease into the workweek just a bit. >> nice and quiet. >> thank you. >>> time now to check in with julie wright. e wright. . >>> nice and quiet is what we are he serving up northbound along i-95. lanes are open with no issues reported as you continue to make your way through woodbridge. traffic volume increasing coming across the occoquan but again, no accidents a
city and up to mackinaw city, weep are looking at about 6 to 9 inches of snow. we're going to get to your local forecast in just a sec, but first this message. tell me you miss me. that's all i need. [ female announcer ] for everything they need to hear this valentine's day, there's a hallmark card. >>> 7:20 on a thursday morning. happy valentine's day to you. a live look just a spectacular start to the day over the san francisco bay. you can clearly see the bay bridge here. we do have fog out there. travel cautiously. as we head throughout the afternoon, upper 60s and eastbound low 70s. santa cruz, 71. 68 inland. 68 bayside even warmer as we head into the end of the week. >>> and that's your latest weather, savannah? >> all right, al, thanks. >>> coming up much more on the breaking news, the stunning arrest of olympic runner oscar pistorius for the murder of his girlfriend. we're going to talk to somebody who knew the victim. but, first, this is "today" on >>> still ahead, we find out why savannah is toting tables across new york city. >>> and the nation's newest of medal of hono
pressured to answer work-related phones without filing for overtime. the city fired back saying officers are specifically told to ask for o.t. >>brian: do we pay back if we do personal things during business hours? meanwhile, it has all the makings of a great military novel. an angry mob claiming to be upset over a video storms a consolate and kills an american ambassador. meanwhile cops try to cover it up. that is not fiction. it is nonfiction and it happened in benghazi. what does this man who writes novels think of this? let's ask lieutenant brad taylor, author of this book "enemy of mine." brad, when you saw this go down, did you say to yourself, this is almost like reading a novel? >> i did. i was tracking it beforehand. i didn't think we should have gone in to remove qaddafi in the first place. then the attack itself, as soon as i saw open-source news pieces, i thought that is not a mob. that is a phraepbd assault. -- that is a planned salt. >>brian: there were mobs and they were angry on 9/11. we should have been prepared for that. what question would you ask leon panetta today an
and businesses. nearly the entire city of quincy massachusetts -- population 92,000 -- was left in the dark. nancy reed is president of national grid massachusetts. when is the power coming back? >> well, this will be a multi-day event. it could be monday or tuesday. people need to brace themselves. they need to find shelter if they're cold. >> reporter: the storm hid hamden connecticut the hardest with 40 inches of snow. portland maine, 31.9 inches breaking a record set in 1979. and suburbs of boston and new york recorded around two feet. on long island the quickly accumulating snow trapped drivers in their cars overnight. and some parts of the long island expressway are still closed. but new york city mayor michael bloomberg says his city was spared. >> we've gotten through this. it looks like we've dodged a bullet. >> reporter: relief may be temporary. forecasters say another storm is headed this way later this week. today some planes will start taking off and landing at boston's logan airport. and amtrak will resume limited service in parts of the northeast. for sunday morning, i'm terr
on the pistorius family and the story gets more bizarre on the hour it seems. and greg palkot with more on the city of pretoria. >> another twist in the murder case of oscar pistorius. a lawyer from the family confirming to me that his brother carl is now charged with what's called here culpable homicide, that's defined as negligent killing without intent. equivalent to involuntary manslaughter. the incident happened in 2008 and police say he drove his car recklessly into a woman motorcyclist and killed her. that lawyer told me she ran into him. bizarrely called the story the first trial date was set to be last thursday and that's one of the days his brother was in the dock for allegedly killing reeva steenkamp. the probe into the murder that would involve oscar pistorius reportedly in high gear, forensic and ballistic records analyzed and cell phone records and always results being scanned as we're told oscar pistorius remains at his uncle's luxurious house, part of the a bail arrangement. and according to his uncle, it's living hell for oscar and finally we're heard today from the family of the f
recovered from the rubble of that restaurant explosion in kansas city. the blast injured 15 people, 6 of them are still in the hospital. and now there are questions about whether the area should have been evacuated earlier. workers in nearby buildings say they smelled gas hours before that explosion. >>> the center of the nation is being pounded by a winter storm this morning. warnings and advisories are posted from new mexico to wisconsin. here's sam champion with more. >> reporter: it start as a brutal wintery blast, covering california with wind, rain and snow. drivers unprepared for the messy conditions spun out, causing pileups. >> it's terrible, because they can't clean the roads and it will just get worse. >> reporter: and stranding hundreds of drivers, some for hours, after icy highways were shut down. >> we keep having people spin off the road. >> reporter: ice caused this bus to slide off the road, injuring four students and the driver. now the storm moves east. officials already helping disstressed drivers in wichita, kansas. in arizona, the pga suspended its championship b
officials say they arrested the driver. it was an attack that shook this city to its core, as rebels in the suburbs showed they can stagger the place that is president bashar assad's strong holds. >> terry has done some remarkable reporting from over there. >> just to add to that piece, terry, after he was done there, he went to a military hospital where more than 70 people who were wounded were taken and there were incredible stories to tell there. there was a woman who was going to lose both of her legs. she was walking with her 4-month-old and she has no idea where her 4-month-old is. there's a lot of stories that unfortunately tonight we can't share with you, but terry is out there and doing incredible work and reporting and will continue to bring us these stories. >> 70,000 people estimated to have died in this conflict. >>> now to kansas. the kansas national guard has 12 teams patrolling three state highways in humvees to rescue motorists stranded. accidents like this one involving a transit bus in kansas city were common on the roads with whiteout conditions. dozens of drivers
started appearing on walls in the world's most famous city. the world is worried. if the sale goes ahead, others could soon be stripped for cash. if it starts to be removed and sold for very high prices, across the world, they may start to disappear. slave labor will be auctioned on saturday work is expected to earn more than half a million dollars. one owner truly tried to take it straight to the bank. >> the pope, now castro. the cuban president raised the possibility that he might resign. it became during a joint statement with russian president medvedev. for more on this curious comment, i spoke with the vice- president of the council of the americas. he said that we should watch his speech on sunday very carefully. he has already dropped a bombshell in cuban politics. >> he is looking for the best ratings in history for a cuban speech. this is a bit of a bombshell. nobody is anticipating that he will leave immediately, but signaling that he is getting older. he has seen what has happened to the president chavez. there does need to be a transition in the future. >> could we be lookin
-year-old will spend his days praying in a vatican city monastery. though he has cited age as the reason for his retirement, an italian newspaper suggests something more controversial: they say a network of gay priests at the vatican is being blackmaled by male prostitutes. >> a los angeles cardinal who will help elect the next pope is being questioned about pedophile priests during his time as the city's archbishop. church documents suggest cardinal roger mahony knew priests were sexually abusing children. but went out of his way to protect the priests from prosecution. mahony spent several hours in a deposition on saturday, answering questions about the sex abuse scandal. a petition effort is underway to keep mahony from being allowed to vote for the next pope. >> san francisco celebreated the year of the snake is a big way. as chinese new year celebrations took center stage in san francisco saturday night. this is video of the grand finale of the celebration. the colorful dragon wrapping up the parade. there and shows us the spectacle of the largest new year celebration outside of chi
of the city, horror, carnage and chaos. citizens tried to douse fires and aid victims. we drove to the scene from across the city through traffic paralyzed by panic and arrived as bodies were still being pulled from the wreckage. this crowded traffic intersection in the heart of downtown damascus, a giant car bomb devastates this area, many casualties. this is designed to terrorize the people of damascus. what made it more heartbreaking, among the more than 50 killed, children. the whole scene stank of gasoline, charred cars and death. it could have been worse. what looked like a second car bomb that did not detonate was discovered at the scene and dismantled. syrian officials say they arrested the driver. it was an attack that shook this city to its core, as rebels in the suburbs showed they can stagger the place that is president bashar assad's strong holds. >> terry has done some remarkable reporting from over there. >> just to add to that piece, terry, after he was done there, he went to a military hospital where more than 70 people who were wounded were taken and there were incredible s
. almost oklahoma city. to the northwest of stillwater and guthrie, moving into wichita, and even tonight, moving into kansas city. so bigger cities about to get hit. snow just coming down now. still not quite sticking to the roadways. salt working at this point. but tonight you will get another six inches of snow by morning. and then another four on top of that six during the day tomorrow. so it is coming down and it is going to come down everywhere across kansas, into kansas city, into elva, even a place where we've sent our short straw reporter right up there, south of kansas city, into spring hill, kansas, our erin mcpike is there. erin, you're going to get somewhere between 12 and 16 inches of snow before it's done. >> reporter: a number of roads are already closed, chad. but the snowstorm is actually a mixed blessing to the region's big business, agriculture. the second major winter storm in under a week slams the great plains tonight. but farmers here aren't complaining. >> the drought over the last two years has put our farm in survival mode. you get the feeling that, you know, it
in kansas city. 14.2 in wichita, kansas. the most there in 50 years. and a foot and a half in nashville, kansas. and this is all heading east. >> it looks like this storm is going to be a warmer one, though, for places like new york city and philadelphia. probably all rain along the coast. but for boston, a very tricky forecast we could indeed have at least 6 inches of snow. >> reporter: in chicago late today, a dog was spotted jumping between chunks of ice in lake michigan. after several tense minutes, a man on a kayak was able to steer it safely to shore. >>> this was chicago's heaviest snowfall in more than a year. and across the midwest, there were four deaths blamed on the storm. three of them from traffic accidents. brian? >> john yang in chicago for us tonight. john, thanks. >>> the storm this weekend will hit a lot of the same folks already hit by hurricane sandy. up and down the east coast, almost four months ago. and today, the last of the towns completely shut down due to storm damage finally reopened for homeowners to return. the town of mantoloking is a spit of land surroun
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. the first thing i ever did politically was in 1993, lead a tax revolt, pensacola city hall tried to raise taxes by 65%. and they tried -- if we don't raise taxes 65%, this was right after the clinton tax increases and the state. and i was saying this is going to be devastating for our economic development. well, the city -- every city councilman got up there and councilwoman saying we don't get 65% tax increase, the firefighters aren't going to be able to come and rescue your little doggy from the tree. when your children are going to walk down streets that aren't going to be -- and they went on and on, tumbleweeds are going to be rolling -- guess what? we killed the tax increase. you know what happened? they gave their 11 city managers a 35% pay raise the next week. how many times -- why do i bring that up? it ain't just pensacola. every time americans hear politicians on any level saying, you know, we've got to spend more money, or else the world comes to an end. they just don't believe it anymore. >> i have a list of the national horrors that are going to occur when sequestration takes
'll be with you in a bit. in the meantime we've got headlines. >>gretchen: a live look at vatican city. pope benedict xvi saying goodbye to cardinals before going off to retirement. he said he would pray for them as they choose his successor. about 11 a.m. eastern time benedict will fly to the papal retreat. he becomes the first pope in nearly 600 years to retire. >> very sad news, a tv news anchor woman is -- no, good news. safe at home. at 5 a.m. she was still missing. after a safe missing person scare, family members of paula lopez contacted police when they couldn't get in touch with her and became increasingly concerned. it is believed they found her later that night. she works at the station keyt in santa barbara, california. >> he jeopardized men and women fighting overseas. in a few hours he will break had i silence on why he did. he's going to tell a judge it was to spark a debate on our military policy. he is facing 22 charges including aiding the enemy and could receive life behind bars. >> remember that las vegas bash held by the g.s.a. that cost you more than $800,000? it was on
one or pick somebody up because things are busy. just one runway running. across the city there's good news. the mbta, the t as it's called, had been shut down. it's expected to opennen a limited basis this afternoon. the focus is tomorrow's rush hour. they want to be ready for monday morning. that's the goal and they think they're going to be able to achieve that. they advise things could be running slowly. plan to be there early and a slow ride to work. let's touch on the power outages. the majority of them are south of boston. the south shore, cape cod, 80,000 still without power on cape cod. a little bit of good news to come. tomorrow it's expected to warm to 40 degrees. today's a beautiful day. that gives crews a chance to get out and help get power back on and get their heat back in their homes. i'm sure they look forward to that. >> molly, thank you. >>> now that the snow totals are in, the not so lucky winner of the storm is milford, connecticut, with a whopping 38 inches. that's enough to lose many breeds of small dogs. anna is live in milford. you drew the short straw. how is
. blizzard dumped a staggering 40 inches of snow in hamden, connecticut. so much snow, the city's mayor says many roads there are still blocked today, at least nine deaths blamed on the blizzard, and as of late yesterday, 270,000 utility customers still in the dark. now, another slippery threat in the east and south. not out of danger zone. alexandra steele tracking the threat coming in this morning. >> good morning, john. danbury, connecticut, seeing ice. a mix of ice and snow. all snow in pitsfield, mass. the good news, it will all move through by noon today. freezing rain advisories, winter weather advisories, done by the afternoon. yesterday, 15 reports of tornadoes in the south in mississippi, of course, that awful scenario the powerful tornado. february in mississippi on average, they see about eight tornadoes during the month. not out qwest, but look at this. a rain tree. today, the throat not so much isolated tornado but heavy rain. yesterday and wednesday right along i-10, i-20 corridor, dallas to atlanta. and there is the potential for three to five inches of rain. not moving anywh
in the classroom with his pilot program called science genius. now launching in ten high schools in new york city. the goal of the experiment, improving student's science grades. >> the idea here is to take what they're looking for already, combine that with their culture, and introduce them to science, which is something that they're inherently good at and open up with possibilities. >> reporter: those possibilities expanding with the help of a celebrity partner. both were met with some skepticism and uncertainty from students. >> it clicked to me. because science and hip-hop combined, how does that work? >> reporter: well, it works with a regular lesson plan followed by a challenge like this. >> one bar based on one science topic. >> reporter: once a week. getting their first assignment, the students here at urban assembly class were on it. ♪ >> reporter: two unlikely elements fusing to create a new formula for success. >> i think it will inspire them to -- to focus on the details. >> it's going to be definitely easier for me to stay on top of my class. >> reporter: they hope to expand this p
to tuesday, in that time frame, you can see, snow will overspread the midwest once again. kansas city could be the bull's-eye, just like last week, and the midwest could end up with 6 to 12 inches of snow. that is something we'll be watching as we head to early next week. erica. >> dylan, thanks. >>> another storm brewing in washington today. less than a week from mandatory government spending cuts going into effect. this morning, the president warned how it could effect you if congress fails to act. kristen welker at the white house with more on that good morning. >> reporter: lester, good morning to you. president obama said he plans to have conversations with congress into next week. but it's increasingly likely the sequester will go into effect. in his weekly address today, president obama says it's up to congress to act. >> here is the thing. these cuts don't have to happen. congress can turn them off any time with just a little compromise. they can pass a balanced plan for deficit reduction. they can cut spending in a smart way and close wasteful tax loopholes for the well off and wel
was inside. he went off with his lawyers to a meeting with officials in the city, which bail terms we have learned has changed. instead of going to a police station twice a week until this is trial in june a corrections officer will come here once a week. it could be argued that is a better checkup on him, still it saves oscar pistorius a few trips. meanwhile folks here are talking about another twist we learned about in the case. his brother carl faces the equivalent of involuntary manslaughter charge. according to the police he was involved in an accident in 2008 in which a woman smokis motorcyclist was killed. he had a day in court as his brother was in court on the charge of killing reeva steenkamp. one more strange twist in this matter. it turns out that the aunt of oscar pistorius, get ready for this. is a top murder profiler in south africa. she used to work with the south african police, now she is on her own. the speculation here is, jenna, that she won't be officially involved in this case. back to you. jenna: some interesting dynamics there. greg palkot live in south africa. gre
shot in the head during a training exercise. he was shot by a baltimore city police instructor at a facility in owings mills. commissioner says all training operation will be suspend until the investigation is compete. >> we are waiting to find out a cause for a house fire in northwest baltimore. this is video coming up last night after 7:00 near the 2200 lock of madison -- block of madison avenue. stay with abc2news.com and twitter for the latest on the story as they become available. >> let's see how the weather is shaping newspaper yes. we are dry right now. we will stay that way through the morning hours and we have the rain coming in from the south. this will work its way in and it will switch over to a snow as we go later into the evening around 7:00 we get the wintery mix but looking at the most accurate future trend we can see what's happening as we go through time. the snow back off toward the north and west and in that rain begins to work its way n on the backside we can wrap things up with no especially by tomorrow morning it will be slick outside. this is what to ex
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